WORSHIP ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018
Sermon by Pastor John Song is “Songs of a Generation” from Isaiah 12:1-6, in the series Songs of Christmas.
Children’s Worship is available during the 10:30 worship service for ages 4 through 1st grade.
Nursery care is available for infants-age 3 during the worship service. There is also a “cry room” at the back of the sanctuary.
Discipleship Classes (Sunday School) for ages 2 through adult at 9:30 am. Classes are downstairs. See current classes being offered.
Service of Loss and Hope , 4:30-5:30 PM in the community room. A contemplative service for those who struggle with loss and find the holidays difficult.
Christmas Caroling with ELM, has been canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions.
UPCOMING NEWS & EVENTS
Christmas Eve Worship Service, December 24, 6:00PM
Winter Retreat for young adults, January 4-6, 2019
March for Life POC, Doug Lee, January 18, 2019
iSpeak Words of Worship, January 25, 2019
Valentine’s Date Night for married couples, February 9, 2019
Thrive Ladies Valentine Evening, February 11, 7-9:30PM
MOPS Spring 2019 registration is open
GLEAM (Girls, Let’s Eat and Meet)
We host a monthly GLEAM on the 2nd Monday of each month. Contact Pamela Fahs to RSVP.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Rooms 105/107, 10-12PM. We are using the study guide The Lamb of God Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy by Nancy Guthrie.For more information email Sheila Nace.
Living Well Fitness Studios
Come for an hour of stretching, strengthening, and encouragement. Saturdays, December 15, 10-11AM
National Championship Game Night – Monday, January 7, room 100. Kickoff is at 8PM, bring $5 donation for pizza & snacks.
Hoops basketball (Tuesday evenings), 8:30-10:00PM
1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays, 7-9PM, 118/120
2nd Fridays are our Community Group Night.
Fourth Thursday of the month is Outreach night!
Meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of the month.
Sunday Take-Down Team is seeking a few strong backs for help with stacking chairs after Sunday morning worship service. Teens and young adults are welcomed to participate. POC: Eric Johnston
Volunteers (teachers and aides) needed for Children’s Worship. Teachers follow an established curriculum to guide children through the order of worship, and aides help teachers set up the classroom and keep kids on track. Teaching as a team is welcome, as are youth aide volunteers. Teachers volunteer twice in a six month period, and aides once every 8 weeks. For more information, please contact Taylor Callicrate.
English Language Ministry
We have 100 students and a wait list! We need child care workers, classroom helpers, and registrars. If you are free on Tuesday evenings, please join our ministry. Contact: Kory Tvedt.
MOPS Workers for Spring 2018
CPC MOPS is looking for teens and adults who would like to take care of kids ages 0-5 years. We meet every other Thursday from 8:45-11:45AM starting January 17 and ending April 25. Workers can be paid $20 per meeting or simply volunteer. Teens must be 13 years old or 12 and accompanied by a parent. This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours, a little extra cash, or just have a fun time playing with kids! Please contact Karen Rueger if you are interested.
End of Year Giving
For tax deductible donations for 2018, consider the following deadlines.
- Mailed checks must be DATED and POSTMARKED no later than Monday, December 31, 2018
- Hand-delivered donations must be received in the office (or in the white box outside the office door) no later than Monday, December 31. The office is closed on December 31.
- Online donations must be completed by Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:59PM.
Annual giving goal $1,420,000
Weekly operational need $27,308
Last week’s giving $17,133
YTD budget goal $1,338,077
Actual YTD giving $1,174,290
Monday evenings, 7-8PM, at the Potter’s House (upstairs office). All are welcome to come as you are able to join in praying for the needs of the church. If you have special prayer requests that you wish the group to pray for, please contact Jennie Murduck.
There is a prayer group that meets on Tuesdays at 1PM (CPC Prayer room in lobby) to pray for college students and for colleges, in general. You are welcome to join us. POC: Sue Scianella
- The Sunday morning Welcome slip has space on the back for prayer requests. These requests are forwarded to the pastors and elders, and only shared with the prayer chain upon request.
- To have a prayer request sent out to the CPC prayer chain, please contact the office by phone during business hours (410.730.6004 Monday-Friday, 9-5) or at any time during the week: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To receive a weekly “Prayer Guide,” join the Prayer Chain group here.
CPC Marketplace is a Facebook group for the purpose of selling household items, giveaways, job opportunities, housing requests, advice on home projects, etc. If you are not a member of Facebook, the office can post there for you with your contact information. Join here.
The Amazon Smile program is set up for you to shop on Amazon as you usually do (if you do…), with the only difference that you must start with the website address smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. When you use Amazon Smile, be sure to designate Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia MD (NOT the one in MS = Mississippi!) as your nonprofit charity, and the church will receive 0.5 percent of your purchase from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Once you’ve first chosen CPC as your designated charity, it will be selected automatically every time you begin with smile.amazon.com. It’s that simple!